Working on the shoot for ‘Amelia’s Letter’ (then called ‘A Cautionary Tale’) was very exciting for me. There were lots of highly detailed prop pieces to be made for four different time periods, 1903, 1939, 1969 and present day. I loved getting my teeth stuck into the research, especially for the 1903 setting which had most of the significant pieces. The most important things to be made were the letters from the ‘Black Orchid’ publishing company. I first set about creating the somewhat sinister logo. We needed something that could be made into a rubber stamp and then updated for the different times.
After settling on the logo design, I glued the image onto a rubber eraser and cut into the face with a scalpel to make a rubber stamp. I also played around with different inks and paper to see if I could get the stamp to ‘fade’ for the later versions.
A bout of insomnia combined with access to AfterEffects resulted in this video logo.